In Memory of Tom Sebastian

Hello everyone, we are setting up this go fund me in memory of Jes and Mat's father, Tom Sebastian. Tom was a caring, selfless man, with a great sense of humor who loved his kids with no comparison. On October 26, 2020, Tom lost a hard fought 3 year battle against cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer back in 2017 and was given only 3 months to live. His faith, spirit and unwillingness to give up allowed him to enter remission for a few brief months. However, the cancer came back this past March, and eventually spread to his bones, liver, spine and ultimately his brain. 

Mat and Jes are going through an extremely tough time right now trying to grieve the loss of their father while handling all post-mortem logistics by themselves. As if losing a parent wasn’t enough, they are currently stuck traversing this horrific financial terrain and this should be the last thing they need to worry about. I hope those who are in a position to give will find it in their heart to do so. Tom’s wish was to be cremated and buried with his parents in India. This money will be used to cover his burial services in India, cost of flights, emergency VISAs, and transportation fees for Mat and Jes to get to India, as well as all of the legal fees associated with estate handling. 
We love you Jes and Mat. We know this will not replace your father but we hope it makes these days a little less grey.

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  • Elizabeth Grimm 
    • $100 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
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  • Allison Macari 
    • $200 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Salvatore Ternullo 
    • $150 
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Melissa Rojo 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 2 donations
Norwalk, CT
Sam Cummings 
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Raised $1,859 from 24 donations
Katie Schmidt 
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Raised $350 from 2 donations
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